The Deputy Mayor of Urban Infrastructure and City Plan of Athens, Vassilis - Phoivos Axiotis, spoke in Athens at 9.84 for the renovation and promotion of the archaeological site of the Plato Academy and the construction of the Archaeological Museum of Athens.
the project is implemented by the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
"The renovation of this archeological site, which is connected to the High School of the Academy and the School of Philosophy of Plato, which is considered the first university in the world, an area with global radiation, was a one-way street for the municipality of Athens.", he says Mr. Axiotis. "This is a bilateral program contract between the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Athens. The Ministry of Culture has the obligation to continue the excavations and to unite the archeological excavations in the first phase of three of the six existing ones in the High School Sector. We, as a municipality, have an obligation to connect these excavations with the rest of the area and also the overall renovation of the park by creating walking paths with new natural materials, creating uneven ramps, flood and fire protection works, lighting of antiquities and placement of new information signs all the works to create a remarkable green lung and a destination for walks and leisure for the residents of Athens ".
"At the same time, the Archaeological Museum of Athens, in the area where it has been located since 2002 and for which the building and museological study have already been prepared and approved by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The municipality has the obligation to announce an international architectural competition for the elaboration of the study that will lead to the construction of the Museum. We are talking about a project with a horizon of completion in four years - five years. However, it is important that the water entered the ditch ", characteristically states o Mr. Axiotis.